branching blood vessels, containing an ooze that could be squeezed out like toothpaste. And inside these vessels were the easily identifiable remains of red blood cells, even showing the nuclei, 18 typical of reptiles (cf. pp. 13–14). When you put all of the evidence together, dinosaurs are no problem for a Christian worldview. God made them, along with the rest of His creation, around 6,000 years ago. We find their fossilized bones alongside those of other animals because of the great Flood around 4,500 years ago. They lived after the Flood but gradually died out (like so many other species have). There is no ‘huge mystery’ about the existence and extinction of dinosaurs when viewed from the perspective of God’s Word. The Bible actually provides a better explanation for these things than does the evolutionary view. References and notes 1. Cretaceous duck ruffles feathers, BBC news, www.bbc.co.uk, 20 January 2005. 2. Mesozoic Squirrel, Nature 444:889–893, 2006. 3. Swimming with dinos, www.museumvictoria.com.au, 24 January 2008, accessed 1 October 2010 4. Early Aquatic Mammal, Science 311 (5764): 1068, 24 February 2006. 5. Dinosaur-eating mammal discovered in China, www. nhm.ac.uk, 14 January 2005.
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6. Scott Norris, news.nationalgeographic.com/
news, 15 June 2006.
ed kind as modern- 7. At the least, the same creat
Burge, curator of 8. Interview with Dr Donald
ollege of Eastern vertebrate paleontology, C
by Dr Carl Werner, Utah Prehistoric Museum
13 February 2001, in g Fossils— Livin
eriment, Vol. 2, Evolution: The Grand Exp New
Leaf Press, 2009, p. 173.
of course the 9. Many modern animals are
escendants of the genetically impoverished d
of their kind—thus pre-Flood representatives
nd a fossil badger you would not expect to fi
completely ay’s badger in identical to tod
han you would ‘dinosaur rock’, any more t
dog in the pre-Flood expect to find a Pekingese
10. Creation 33 1. ( 2): 20–23, 201
Luo, curator of 11. Interview with Dr Zhe-Xi
d associate director vertebrate paleontology an
at the Carnegie of research and collections
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, in Ref. 8. Carl Werner, 17 May 2004
12. See creation.com/dino-impact.
13. See creation.com/dinos-on-ark.
14. See creation.com/ice-age-q&a.
15. See www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/res/education/
16. See creation.com/brass_behemoth.
17. See creation.com/angkor-stegosaur.
18. See creation.com/still-soft-and-stretchy.
Calvin was self-employed and worked in youth
mininistry prior to working with Creation Ministries
International. Calvin has spoken on
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